It’s all about friends, family, and good food this Thanksgiving. Whether you’re planning a classic gourmet meal right after the parade or looking for unconventional fare, we have choices with menus that will tantalize your palate. The 12 restaurants featured are located all around the city and are currently taking reservations. Click on the name to go to the restaurant’s website. Check them out and Happy Thanksgiving!
Nar is conveniently located on 20th Street in the heart of the Flatiron neighborhood. This modern Turkish restaurant has a Thanksgiving menu planned that will delight. Served from noon to 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, the four course menu features a starter of roasted butternut squash soup, a second course of assorted stuffed dolma and a choice of mains that includes grilled double lamb chops, char grilled monk fish on skewer or roasted heritage turkey. op it off with a scrumptious caramelized pumpkin dessert.
Porter House at Columbus Circle has a delectable Thanksgiving offering. Chef Michael Lomonaco is offering an extravagant three-course Thanksgiving Day menu, served with family-style sides for the table and three desserts. The menu includes first course options such as the ruby and golden beet salad with field greens, shaved apple, goat cheese and Champagne; and a butternut squash bisque; entree options like roasted turkey, with bread, apple and sage stuffing; cranberry sauce and mashed sweet potato with candied walnuts; and Black Angus filet mignon with a red wine reduction. The meal is finished with three housemade desserts — apple crostata with cinnamon streusel and chantilly cream, pumpkin cheesecake with candied pecans and spiced caramel sauce, as well as chocolate-chip cookies and oatmeal cookies. The menu highlights all-American holiday classics, with a fine dining touch. The Cost is $165 per person and $75 for children under 10.
Soho Diner, in the heart of SoHo, is serving a festive feast for friends and family. They’re cookin’ up a Thanksgiving dinner complete with all the fixins. Whether you’re a party of 12, or a solo diner seeking a corner booth, we’ve carved out a place just for you. The Menu includes roasted organic turkey, apple-chestnut stuffing, mashed potatoes, crispy garlic, green beans, blood orange cranberry sauce, and turkey-sage gravy. Served with brown butter pumpkin pie and maple vanilla whipped cream.
Quality Italian in Midtown, the Italian steakhouse from Quality Branded, is offering their Quality Italian’s turkey plate, which includes roasted turkey breast, confit turkey thigh, sweet Italian sausage and roasted mushroom, stuffing, maple-Saba glazed kabocha squash with spiced pumpkin seeds, cranberry, and mostarda and rosemary gravy. The dinner cost is $56.
Maison Premiere on Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn will offer a prix fixe menu from 12 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. including a first course, main and dessert. First course includes a choice of honey nut squash, duck rillette, hamachi crudo or fall chicory salad; For the main course, guests can select turkey roulade, Hudson Valley steelhead trout or stuffed delicata squash. Side dishes such as oyster stuffing, crispy brussel sprouts and pomme purée are available for the table, as well as oysters, which are available a la carte. The Thanksgiving feast is rounded out with assorted pies for the table courtesy of Four & Twenty Blackbirds. The meal is priced at $95 per person.
The Standard, High Line – The Standard Grill on Washington Street in the Meatpacking District is offering a prix fixe menu by Chef Dan Silverman at $95 per person, along with a wine pairing option for an extra $55. The Thanksgiving menu will be available during lunch and dinner and will include a first course options of heirloom squash soup or golden baby beet salad. The entrée course provides the options of either the roast heritage turkey or grilled swordfish along with a choice of sides including maple glazed brussels sprouts, potato gratin, or creamed spinach. The final dessert course offers a choice of chocolate pecan tart or classic pumpkin pie.
Hortus NYC presents an unconventional Thanksgiving perfect for those looking to venture from a traditional turkey dinner. Served for both lunch and dinner, the uniquely crafted menu looks to satisfy all day long. The Hortus Royal Platter, with chilled lobster tail, tuna tataki, and shrimp cocktail, as well as the truffle rib-eye cap, with black bean puree and portobello mushroom. Diners also have the option to choose one appetizer along with one entrée, or the Korean BBQ feast featuring prime center ribeye, duck, lobster, and special sides. A special Thanksgiving dessert is on tap, with the option to have an accompanied wine pairing. On Thanksgiving, Hortus NYC will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., and dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Jams at 1 Hotel Central Park celebrates Thanksgiving with two special holiday menus at the 100-seat restaurant and bar from renowned Chef Jonathan Waxman. Located right along the iconic Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade route, Jams is the perfect place to gather with loved ones for a memorable Thanksgiving brunch buffet or the pre-fixe dinner that starts at 3:30 pm. The cost for Thanksgiving dinner is $105 per person and $45 for children under 12.
5 Acres is the American restaurant and bar in the heart of Rockefeller Center that celebrates American classics, featuring chef Greg Baxtrom’s take on familiar dishes. Enclosed by a layer of lush, vibrant greenery that nods to his family’s farm outside of Chicago, it also offers a new weekday happy hour, breakfast items, and more.
5 Acres has a Thanksgiving plate, which consists of roasted heritage turkey served alongside sour cream mashed potatoes, crispy Brussels sprouts, cranberry sauce, and turkey gravy for $26.
Benoit New York will present a Parisian-inspired Thanksgiving. It is an opportunity to indulge in a Thanksgiving experience that brings Parisian flair to the heart of New York City. Curated by Chef Alberto Marcolongo, the festive feast will feature a reimagination of classic American Thanksgiving staples with a sophisticated French twist. Priced at $95 per person, savor a three-course meal featuring options like salmon gravlax, sweet potato soup, beetroot risotto and turkey with chestnut-cranberry confit. Dessert choices include pumpkin cake with spiced light cream and quince tart with granny smith sorbet.
Greywind on Tenth Avenue has a Thanksgiving feast that is sure to please. Chef Dan Kluger and the Greywind team are excited to offer a festive three-course prix fixe menu for Thanksgiving. The menu features Greywind’s signature fall dishes alongside elevated Thanksgiving classics. Snacks to start include fennel focaccia with grape mostarda, goat cheese and sage; and crispy potato with smoked chili and buttermilk ranch. First course selections include chicken liver mousse with currant jam and crispy quinoa and baby lettuces with tahini, Asian pear and sesame; mains include Goffle turkey breast with sourdough stuffing and cranberry, Brandt ribeye steak with romanesco and chimichurri, and more. Cornbread, mashed potatoes, and roasted vegetables are also available for the table with optional add-on of turkey pot pie with apple cider gravy. For dessert, the signature Greywind sundae served in a housemade waffle bowl will be available, along with seasonal offerings like winter squash cream pie with ginger and candied pumpkin seeds, and local apple sticky toffee pudding with cinnamon cream, among others. The price is $165 per person and children under 10 may order a la carte.
Patti Ann’s, the neighborhood restaurant in Prospect Heights from acclaimed Chef Greg Baxtrom on Vanderbilt Avenue, is offering a three-course pre-fixe dinner options with dishes like brussels sprout salad, pull apart rolls, and whipped brown butter, herb roasted turkey with gravy, mashed potatoes, crispy brussels sprouts, and cornbread stuffing, and pumpkin pie There will also be kid-friendly option, which includes dishes like French bread pizza and buttered veggies. So head for Brooklyn. The meal cost is $65 per person and $22 for children.
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